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Rhetoric Soup: Scam-Mail, Bad Grammar and Audience

Rhetoric Soup: Scam-Mail, Bad Grammar and Audience | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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Nigerian Scam artists don't need no steenking spell check!

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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable' | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


Via Nik Peachey
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The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 8:31 AM

No surprises here.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, July 14, 10:35 AM

All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 15, 10:16 AM

Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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7 Tricks Everyone With A Camera Should Know - YouTube

7 Tricks Everyone With A Camera Should Know - YouTube | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Have fun testing these out! Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1jJnW5F Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/...
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Cool Tips for photography - several can be done with phone cameras!

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Asana's Justin Rosenstein: How to Talk to Designers If You're Not a Designer

Asana's Justin Rosenstein: How to Talk to Designers If You're Not a Designer | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
How creatives and noncreatives can collaborate
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A great little chart for communicating in the design process! Can you say "standpoint theory?"

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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.
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The value of reflection and synthesis in the learning process. A good read or teachers of any subject/topic.

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Are You A Visual Thinker? - YouTube

Are You A Visual Thinker? - YouTube | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
You might be the next genius inventor of our time. GE and BuzzFeed celebrate Inventor's Month. Stay tuned for more videos on Invention and Inventors! Check o...
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Visual rhetorics: communication in the digital age must take into account how visual thinking is accommodated in new media.

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PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator

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PULP-O-MIZER: the retro sci-fi custom pulp magazine cover generator for web meme graphics, blog illustrations, coffee mugs, posters, notebooks and iPad covers

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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couldn't resist!

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flea palmer's curator insight, May 22, 5:27 AM

This looks fun - definitely one to try!

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YouTube's Secret Algorithm - Computerphile - YouTube

YouTube's algorithm connects you with videos you might like. What signals do they use to decide if a video will appeal? More from this interview soon. Why th...
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Just how does YouTube do that? With a million lines of code - that's how.

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Best print advertising

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A perpetual source of illustrations, artifacts and objects for discussing design, digital literacy, rhetoric, communication and new & old media.

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Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Virtual field trips are more accessible than ever, and we've compiled a number of virtual field trip options for your schools.
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Class field trips, without leaving the room? Not only as a substitute for, but also as "pre-trips," virtual tours could be useful additions to pedagogy and research.

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Story as Architecture / Architecture as Story | Ploughshares

Story as Architecture / Architecture as Story | Ploughshares | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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Spatial Narrative as guide to writing - and vice versa.

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Wes Anderson's Immaculate Composition, Illustrated, In This Short Video

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As the aesthete director's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, rolls out in theaters, a new video reveals one of the key ingredients of his visual...
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"In your face, rule of thirds!"
Wes Anderson loves center alignment.

#visualcomposition

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KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES - YouTube

A must for inclusion in the next iteration of the Smartphone Museum!
http://youtu.be/XkuirEweZvM

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Techne:

We make what we are - and we are what we make.
We are what we make - and we make what we are.

Rinse.

Repeat.

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The Construction of a Twitter Aesthetic

The Construction of a Twitter Aesthetic | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
A struggling academic’s Twitter account led to work for two newspapers and a potential book deal.
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Adorno, Twitter, Asesthtic, Writing - what's not to like?

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The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

Good graphic design doesn’t happen by mistake, and neither does clever font marriage. With this Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing we show you how to make your des…
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KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS - YouTube

KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS - YouTube | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Thanks to our friends at "Halt & Catch Fire"! Check it out! http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire Premieres June 1st, Sundays 10/9c on AMC Old Compu...
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Exactly the responses we got from visitors to our Computers section in the Smartphone Museum!

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Smithsonian Intro to Future-Telling

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The "Carousel of Progress" (Disney's GE attraction at the 1964 NY World's Fair) inspired Isaac Asimov to predict 2014.

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Retronaut

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The photographic time machine
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Visual time travel made possible by organized curation of photographs!

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The Perils of Passwords That Are Seemingly Well-Known Facts | Science Blogs | WIRED

The Perils of Passwords That Are Seemingly Well-Known Facts | Science Blogs | WIRED | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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Discourse communities and Shibboleths? How language and knowledge are used as tools of inclusion/exclusion.

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Verbatim: What Is a Photocopier? | Op-Docs | The New York Times - YouTube

Verbatim: What Is a Photocopier? | Op-Docs | The New York Times - YouTube | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier. Produce...
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Office Online heads to the Chrome Web Store - CNET

Microsoft is making the Web versions of its Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps available to users through the Chrome Web Store.
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This is an interesting development for tablet users.

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The Magic of Objects | Ploughshares

The Magic of Objects | Ploughshares | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
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A few thoughts about objects as part of spatial narratives and the culture-making impulse of the archon.

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Digital Directions in Learning

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Smithsonian discussions on "Digital Directions in Learning."

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A New App That Lets You Take Apart Websites and Rebuild Them At Will

A New App That Lets You Take Apart Websites and Rebuild Them At Will | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
With Kimono, you can recombine existing web apps to create your own in about five minutes--no coding skills required.
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If you do websites, blogs, apps, or any dynamic digital composition - you might want to check this out.

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How a Phone Call Works: Then and Now [Infographic] | World Science Festival

How a Phone Call Works: Then and Now [Infographic] | World Science Festival | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
138 years ago today—on March 10, 1876—Alexander Graham Bell spoke the first words into a “tele-phone,” as it was called, to his assistant Thomas Watson, positioned at a receiver in another...
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The Evolution of Phone!

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Inside the Music Video That Photoshopped a Singer in Real Time | Raw File | Wired.com

Inside the Music Video That Photoshopped a Singer in Real Time | Raw File | Wired.com | From Chalkboards to Smartphones | Scoop.it
Directing duo Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy Photoshopped Hungarian singer Boggie in real time during her video for the single, "Nouveau Parfum."
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Digital Media, Cultural Constructs and Realities - a video provocation for discussion.

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